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Re: Problems with deleting content from repository and Updates/Locks/Cleanup

From: raecarrow <amanda.r.carrow_at_lmco.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2008 10:05:57 -0700 (PDT)

They did do a commit before updating.

Andy Levy wrote:
>
> On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 11:25, raecarrow <amanda.r.carrow_at_lmco.com> wrote:
>>
>> I am the Point of Contact for TortoiseSVN problems in my group at my work
>> site. I have one group who is experiencing problems in two different
>> areas.
>> Here is what I gathered from their descriptions of the problems.
>>
>> The first problem they are having is that they have a section of code
>> that
>> they do not want in the repository (the "bin" folder of a java program to
>> be
>> exact). When they were handed the project, certain folders (classes, bin,
>> etc.) were already stored in the repository. They were able to remove all
>> of
>> the folders except for bin from the repository. They say that they did a
>> "TortoiseSVN -> Delete" and committed the delete. They said that the
>> committ
>> dialog box said that the delete had been successful. However, when they
>> did
>> an Update. The bin folder was put back into their working copy by the
>> repository. Is there any way that this folder can be perminently removed
>> from the repository? What would cause this particular problem to happen?
>
> Did they commit the deletion before performing the update?
>
>> The second issue stems from the combination of locks, updates and clean
>> up.
>> They told me that sometimes when they update code, a message pops up
>> saying
>> that the update failed because of a lock and that they need to do a clean
>> up. Then the clean up may fail, also because of a locked file. What is
>> going
>> on here? How can this be fixed?
>
> I just ran into this yesterday. Unfortunately, WC cleanups aren't
> successful as frequently as one might hope. I just deleted (locally,
> not SVN Delete) that subdirectory of my WC that got locked and into a
> "can't clean up" state, and re-updated the parent to restore it.
>
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